Posing for Wedding Photographers

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Posing for Wedding Photographers


Date:  Sunday May 1st, 2016

Time:  1:00pm - 5:00pm

Location:  {hive-workshops} 1317 W. 13th Terrace KCMO 64102

Instructor:  Melissa Slater - www.slater-studios.com

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You've been asking for it and now you've got it!  Melissa will teach us all about POSING your clients on a Wedding day. She will help you gain confidence when it comes time for posed pictures.  The instruction will include posing for the bride, the groom, the B&G together, the groomsmen, the bridesmaids and also the dreaded family portraits, while showcasing their strengths and minimizing their weaknesses.  We will have models to shoot and practice with.

Skill Level: Whether you’re a novice photographer beginning to move from candid shots to posed ones or a seasoned pro looking for some new posing tricks, this course will give you the skills you need to make every shoot a success, saving you much needed time on a wedding day.

Class Description:  Posing your subjects can be one of the most challenging tasks you have to face on a wedding day.  Melissa will teach you what makes a great pose and how to subtly direct your clients to achieve the needed balance between looking their best and looking natural. We will also discuss how to flow from pose to pose so you can quickly achieve many different "looks" in a short amount of time.  Melissa will discuss posing for all different kinds of body types as well as how to pose shy and unconfident subjects.  We will have models for you to practice posing with too!  You will leave this class with all kinds of new tips and tricks making you confident when shooting your next wedding!

Equipment needed:  A  DSLR Camera. 


Instructor:  Melissa Slater, Owner of: Slater Studios, Bee-POSH-portraits and {hive-workshops}

Special Guest speaker:  Claire Ryser with Visionaire Studios !!

Melissa Slater

After graduating from Photography School in 1996 Melissa began working for some of the best studios in the nation.  She just celebrated her 20th year of being a professional photographer.  Melissa has owned and operated her own Wedding Photography studio for the last 14 years and now specializes in destination wedding photography & hi-fashion portraits.  She travels the globe photographing couples in love. 

In 2014 Melissa opened the doors to {hive-workshops} and now helps other creative small business owners learn to succeed.  She also just opened the doors to her brand new portrait studio called Bee-POSH-portraits right here in Kansas City.

Melissa loves to teach and give back to other photographers and says she would bee nowhere if it were not for her photography mentors who were so giving of their time and knowledge.  She has been married for 11 years to her husband Shay, a PGA golf pro and they live in Kansas City with their 115lb German Shepherd. She LOVES:  God, travel, mashed potatoes, the NC mountains, camping, 5-star hotels & her 11 nephews & 4 nieces.

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Special GUEST SPEAKER:  Claire Ryser with Visionaire Studios !!